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crackers. that is it for "kpix 5 news at 3:00 p.m." and we have "cbs evening news" next captioning sponsored by cbs >> o'donnell: tonight, remembering general colin powell, the trail-blazing soldier and diplomat who died after bat ring cancer and covid. the legacy of america's first black secretary of state and top military officer who advised four u.s. ptsd and shaped american policy des not only in the military but also in areas of foreign policy and state craft o. >> o'donnell: after powell's death, a new look at the immunocompromised people in the u.s. and the risk they face with covid even when fully vaccinated. americans kidnapped in haiti, the f.b.i. and state department join the effort to free more than a dozen americans including five children. what we're learning about the gang who took them.
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vaccine protests, some california parents vow to keep their children home instead of following the governor's vaccine mandate. the arbury trial, the scene outside the court as jury selection begins for three men charged with murdering ahmad arbery while he jogged the georgia. what his mother is saying tonight about justice. deadly police am burr, the manhunt for the gunman who shot three deputies in houston, killing a new father just off paternity leave. and tony bennett -- ♪♪ ♪♪ -- singing his way into the guinness book of world records again. >> o'donnell: good evening, and thank you for joining us. we are going to begin tonight with the passing of an american
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patriot. colin powell died today of complications from covid and multiple myeloma, a rare blood cancer. he was 84 years old. in so many ways, he was the embodiment of the american dream, the son of jamaican immigrants and a soldier who rose through the ranks to become the nation's top military officer and, later, the secretary of state. he was the first black american to hold those positions, and he had a profound impact on foreign policy in both republican and democratic admn the promise of america because he lived it. former president george w. bush called him highly respected at home and abroad and, most important, colin powell was a family man and a friend. in a moment, we'll take a closer look at the illnesses that powell battled. we'll begin with a look back at his remarkable life. >> reporter: already dealing with cancer, colin kaepernick succumbed to the coronavirus
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this morning at walter reed, where he had been hospitalized since last monday. the 84-year-old was a role model for younger african-americans like defense secretary lloyd austin. >> the world lost one to have the greatest leaders that we have ever witnessed, and i lost a tremendous personal friend and mentor. >> he's not only a dear friend and patriot, one of our great military leaders and a man of overwhelming decency. >> reporter: raised in harlem and the bronx as a child of immigrant parents, powell joined the rotc program at city college of new york, became a soldier, did two tours in vietnam, and went on to become one to have this country's most prominent leaders. first black national security advisor, first black chairman of the joint chiefs o f, so help me god. >> reporter: he considered a run to become the first black president but decided he didn't have the political fire in his belly.
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>> i will not be a candidate for president or for any other elective office in 19 -9d 6. >> reporter: powell became a household name during the first gulf war when he pointed at a map showing the location of the iraqi army. >> our strategy to go after this army is very, very simple. first, we're going to cut it off, and then we're going to kill it. >> reporter: desert storm, as it was called, lasted just seven weeks, and in an interview on the 25th anniversary of the war, powell acknowledged it may have created a false impression that the next war would be just as quick. do you think desert storm created unrealistic expectations about what military force can -- >> it may have in the mind of some. it didn't in my mind. i understood the nature of that war, how limited it was, and it wasn't a model of what we could do in every other con flick that comes along. >> reporter: he developed the powell doctrine, a series of questions to be asked w. one of them, is there a
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plausible exit strategy to avoid endless entanglement stands out as a red flag, warning against the invasions of afghanistan and iraq. powell was secretary of state then and delivered a key speech at the u.n., outlining what turned out to be false intelligence that saddam hussein was hiding weapons of mass destruction. >> every statement i make today is backed up by sources, sold id sources. what we're giving you are facts and conclusions based on solid intelligence. >> reporter: powell later told a friend that speech was a black mark on my record that will never go away. but that didn't stop presidential candidates from craving his endorsement, and although he rose to the top under republican presidents, he ended up endorsing two democrats who became president, barack obama and joe biden. norah. >> o'donnell: david martin, thank you. we want to bring in dr. megan
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rany to talk more about general colin powell's death. she's an emergency room doctor at brown university. doctor, thank you so much for joining us. i think people were surprised to learn he died from complications of covid 19, even though he was fully vaccinated. but how much did the cancer he was battling compromise his immune system? >> it's quite likely the cancer, multiple myeloma, was a major factor in the vaccines not working for him. that specific kind of cancer is a cancer of the blood cells, so the very cells that are supposed to fight off covid and that are supposed to create antibodies in response to the vaccine weren't working well. in addition, it's highly possible that he was on immunosuppressants, things like steroids or immunotherapy which also make the vaccine not work so well. so i wouldn't blame this on the vaccine but, rather, unfortunately, on his underlying healthcare condition. >> o'donnell: general powell was 84 years old. how much was age a factor? >> age was likely a large
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factor. when you combine age with an underlying health condition that makes the vaccines not work as well, that was unfolder a fatal combination when he got exposed to covid. >> o'donnell: and general powell's spokesperson confirmed he had not yet had his third shop. do you think that played a factor? >> it may have. you know, we have been recommending boosters for people who are immunosuppressed including folks who have cancer, are on comeemo or other immunosuppressants. if you are in a high-risk group, please do go out and get your boost. >> o'donnell: dr. rany, thank you for answering so many questions people have about this. thank you. >> thank you. >> o'donnell: and tonight the f.b.i. and u.s. state department joined efforts to free 17 missionaries who have been kidnapped in haiti. violence and crime have pun is spun out of control there since haiti's president was assassinated in july. cbs's manuel bojorquez reports tonight from the capitol port-au-prince. >> reporter: tonight, the fate of the missionaries kidnapped
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while on a village to this orphanage outside port-au-prince remains unknown. one to have haiti's most violent gangs abducted 16 americans including five children and one canadian saturday. five of the kidnapped missionaries are from michigan. cbs news obtained a whatsapp message from a person who claimed to have been in contact with the about ducted group. it reads in part, "please pray for us," we're being harassed, kidnapped, that have control of our vehicle. a senior law enforcement official tells cbs news f.b.i. tactical teams are in port-au-prince to assist with the hostage-tationing situation. authorities believe the group was kidnapped by the notorious gang known as 400 mawozo who often kidnap entire bus loads of people for ransom. kidnappings in the country have increased nearly 3 pun% between july and september with at least 2,2,200 abductions recorded. today hatians took to the streets to protest the conditions here.
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tables so much frustration in the streets here and the poverty creates a fertile breeding ground for the gangs. so many young men without jobs who can be easily recruited. >> what needs to happen is somebody with bigger guns needs to come in than the gangs. >> reporter: linda works with children in haiti and asked us not to mention her last name for fear of retaliation. she says the children she works with have a special prayer will have leaving the house. >> our girls, that's been her prayer, mommy linda, please pray that we will be invisible, and so that, when we walk the streets, we won't be taken. >> reporter: mmm... and yet they are. >> reporter: organizations like leers are now debating whether thairveg continue to operate in haiti or will have to leave behind those they are trying to help. also tonight, norah, we obtained a phone number for the leaders of the 400 mawozo. when we called, a man picked up, but when we identified ourselves as cbs news, the conversation
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ended. norah. >> o'donnell: manny bojorquez, stay safe, thank you. we want to turn to georgia now where the process of picking a jury in the ahmad arbery case is now underway. arbery's killing horrified america. it was caught on video, remember, as he was chased while on a run. cbs's omar villafranca reports tonight from brunswick, georgia. ( shouting ) >> reporter: outside the courthouse, protesters demanded justice for ahmad arbery. inside the croom, the judge sore in perspective jurors as the trial of the three men charged with killing arbery gets underway. >> you shall give true answers to all questions as they may be asked by the court or its authority. >> reporter: prosecutors say arbery was jogging in the neighborhood of brunswick last february when travis mcmichael, his father gregory mcmichael and neighborly chased the 25-year-old and shot and killed him.
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the defense attorneys say the men thought he was a burglary suspect. an arrest wasn't made till months later when this cell phone video of the final confrontation taken by bryan was leaked. now, all three men face murder, aggravated assault and false imprisonment charges. lee merritt is one to have the attorneys representing the arbery family in a civil case. >> i think that we have a shot at justice here. i know the prosecutor's office is motivated. >> ahmad just wasn't a jogger that was jogging in a neighborhood in south georgia. ahmad was my son and loved. >> reporter: wanda cooper jones, arbery's mother, says after more than a year of heartache, she's ready for healing. >> this day means a lot to me. thinking back when ahmad was rswewent ugh new arrests and we finally made it this far. so this morning, i'm very grateful. >> reporter: the mcmichaels and roddy bryan pleaded not
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guilty. 1,000 people were sent to jury summons but the process of whittling it down to 12 jurors and four alternates could take as long as two weeks. norah. >> o'donnell: omar villafranca, thank you. today former president trump sued the congressional committee investigating the deadly january 6th assault on the u.s. capitol. he wants to block the committee from getting his administration's records from the national archives, calling the investigation an illegal fishing expedition that he says violates the constitutional separation of powers. all right, toon tonight, two out of every three americans eligible for covid shots are now fully vaccinated, some who aren't continue to dig in their heels and are protesting against vaccine man dates. we get more on this from cbs's carter evans. >> reporter: small but vocal mandate requiring all students be vaccinated as soon as they're eligible and the f.d.a. gives full approval.
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>> i think we should be able to have the right to choose whether or not we want our kids to be injected with antifreeze and formaldehyde. >> reporter: that's not accurate and it's the kind of misinformation some parents are falling victim, to according to dr. peter hotez. can you explain how this is not an experiment on children? >> research and development for over a decade went into this current generation of covid vaccines, so these are as well vied and tested as just about any vaccines we've ever used. >> reporter: today is the deadline in washington state for public employees, healthcare workers and school employees to be fully vaccinated or risk losing their jobs. governor inslee says he will not delay the deadline. >> this is the last time you will hear me in a state patrol car and inslee can kiss my ( bleep ). >> reporter: more than a third of the officers have not reported they're vaccinated and the union leader is urging hem to hold the line. >> i hope the men and women to have the chicago police department are not going to ruin
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their careers over going on a web site and saying yes or no. >> reporter: 18 states and the district of columbia have vaccine mandates for at least some state workers but washington, oregon and massachusetts are the only one that won't allow opting out of the vaccine with a weekly test. do you think we can get to the level we need to be at as far as vaccinations are concerned with these mandates? >> no, ultraly we're still going to need cooperation with the governors and elected leaders of states that are not buying into it at this point. >> reporter: and we've got new information on those booster shots tonight. the "new york times" is now reporting the f.d.a. is going to allow americans to mix and match shots, that means if you got the johnson & johnson shot first, you could now get the pfizer or moderna. the government still will not recommend one shot over another. norah. >> o'donnell: carter evans, thank you very much. we want to turn now to the intense manhunt for the gunman who opened fire on three deputies in texas.
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one who had recently became a father was killed. cbs's janet shamlian is in houston tonight. >> reporter: tonight, law enforcement is asking the public for help in identifying the gunman they say ambushed three county sheriff sheriff's deputi, killing one and injuring the others. >> all three law enforcement officers were ambushed by this individual. >> reporter: the officers were working a side security job outside a sports bar. two were shot from blind with an assault type rifle as they tried to detain someone about 2:00 a.m. saturday. the third was fired on when he came running to help. >> e.r. with going to make it right, and i hope that swift justice comes quickly for this individual. >> reporter: deputy kareem atkins, a father of two, died from his injuries. the 30-year-old just returned from paternity leave. 26-year-old jacqueline barthum was shot in the foo 28arrellarrett is inritilaja rhason is his fié
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they weren't just co-workers. >> right. they were brothers. they did everything together. >> reporter: fellow officers are devastated by the news. richardson said she hasn't had the heart to tell her fianceé about his co-worker yet, calling atkins respected by all. >> he's a very wonderful person, very genuine. whatever you need, he's going to come through for you, and that's why everyone is heartbroken. >> reporter: as for deputy garrett, he has gone into another surgery tonight and remains on a vent later. nationwide, more than 130 law enforcement officers tied in the line of duty just this year. norah. >> o'donnell: janet shamlian, thank you. and there is still much more news ahead on tonight's "cbs evening news." the biden administration says the supreme court and ask them to block that strict texas abortion law. plus, an update on the health of former president bill clinton now home from the hospital.
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>> o'donnell: throughout his remarkable life, colin kaepernick broke barrier afterie barrier after barrier and kept his focus on giving back to our
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country. here's cbs's jim axelrod. >> reporter: after 35 years of wearing the uniform and four more as secretary of state, colin powell wasn't done serving. >> it was my whole life and i still perform service to america but in a different way now. >> reporter: helping at tricks kids through his foundation america's promise, the alliance organization he and wife alma founded to offer a chance to serve to the next generation. >> as i think service to country should be an essential part of every citizen's makeup. if it's not in the military, maybe it's working with young people, maybe it's just doing something to help your community. >> reporter: because, as we consider how colin powell lived his life, two words sum it up best -- >> self-less service. people look to you and trust you because you're serving selflessly as the leader, not self-serving, selflessly. >> reporter: in many ways, colin powell was ahead of his time. this selfie wiz taken nearly 70
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years ago but he was also a throwback. >> all of us owe our country for what it has given us. we can only try. >> reporter: a man who talked of old-fashioned values and walked through his life, reflecting them as well. jim axelrod, cbs news, new york. >> o'donnell: colin powell was one to have the most kind and in-- was one upof the most kind and inspiring leaders i've ever net. we'll be right back.
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that some police officers and firefighters are resisting vaccines? i'm norah o'donnell, an we'll see >> judge judy: it just sounds as if you were a real pain in the behind. >> announcer: her down-on-his-luck ex moved in. >> it was just more of a sense of pride. i couldn't go back to my mother's house at the time. >> but you could mooch off of me. >> announcer: the bigger problem was getting him out.ent. there was never an agreement to pay any rent. >> your honor, i had asked jason to leave several times. >> judge judy: she didn't like you anymore. you don't call the police on somebody twice if you still like them. >> it's just one of her manipulative tactics. >> announcer: "judge judy." you are about to enter the courtroom of judge judith sheindlin. laken hawkes is suing her former live-in boyfriend, jason rios, for unpaid rent, utilities, and an assault. >> byrd: order! all rise! this is case number 568 on the calendar in the matter of hawkes vs. rios. >> judge judy: thank you. >> byrd: parties have been sworn in.
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you may be seated. ma'am, have a seat. you're welcome, judge. >> judge judy: all right, ms. hawkes. this was your former boyfriend, and there came a period of time when he, according to you, moved into an apartment that you had rented. he moved into your apartment on what date? >> he moved in on 7 august, 2015. >> judge judy: and where had he been living? >> he had been residing at an apartment in san antonio, texas. >> judge judy: and what was the reason that he moved into your apartment and left his apartment? >> he left his apartment because he had been evicted. he had fallen behind on bills, had had a hard time keeping a job, and so he was evicted. he had a note from the constable, and he ended up working something out with his management office to keep the eviction off of his record. and, at that time, he had contacted me. we were still talking at the time. and he had asked me, "can i temporarily stay with you?" >> judge judy: but you mean you were still talking... he was your boyfriend? >> he was. >> judge judy: he was your boyfriend. it wasn't that you were still talking. so he was evicted from his old apartment. if i made a phone call, would i find out that that were true,
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